WHEN we read the lives of distinguished men in any department, we find them almost always celebrated for the amount of labor they could perform. Demosthenes, Julius Cæsar, Henry the Fourth of France, Francis Bacon, Sir Isaac Newton, Franklin, Washington, Napoleon—different as they were in their intellectual and moral qualities
—were all renowned as hard-workers. We read how many days they could support the fatigues of a march ; how early they rose ; how late they watched; how many hours they spent in the field, in the cabinet, in the court ; how many secretaries they kept employed ; in short, how hard they worked.
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